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California Department of Social Services
Posted Jan 29
Full Time
Glendale, California

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-400577
Position #(s): 800-310-5778-XXX
Working Title:

Enforcement Attorney
Classification:: ATTORNEY
$7,737.00 - $9,730.00 A
$8,708.00 - $11,173.00 B
$7,506.00 - $9,439.00 C
$8,448.00 - $10,836.00 D

# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Los Angeles County

Telework: Hybrid
Job Type:: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of fellow Californians while achieving your career goals? Do you set high standards for yourself and enjoy a collaborative and challenging work environment? The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves, aids and protects needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility and foster independence. CDSS employees are our most important resource in serving California’s needy and vulnerable children and families.

The California Department of Social Services’ Mission is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence. CDSS values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees and partners from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees and our partners bring their unique ideas and perspectives that inspire innovative solutions to further our mission. Embark on a career path filled with purpose and fulfillment surrounded by a team of dedicated legal professionals in a collaborative, dynamic environment.

CDSS Culture

CDSS’ goal is to foster a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion within our Department, that actively invites the contribution and participation of all people, and is representative of the varied identities and different perspectives in California. In our role as public administrators, our charge is to ensure that our programs and our workplaces provide all Californians the opportunity to thrive .

Job Description And Duties The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Legal Division is recruiting to fill two permanent full-time Attorney positions in its Community Care Licensing (CCL) Enforcement Branch. The position are in Monterey Park.

Attorneys regularly appear before administrative tribunals throughout the state representing the interests of those being cared for in or residing in community care facilities such as foster homes, group homes, child care centers, family child care homes, residential facilities for the elderly and adult residential facilities. Attorneys serve a critical role in enforcing the statutes and regulations of the Licensing Division and prosecuting cases that jeopardize the health and safety of children, the elderly and dependent adults in community care facilities.

Attorneys develop evidence, strategies, and tactics to litigate a wide range of cases that may involve license revocations, license application denials, and employee and licensee exclusion actions. Attorneys work with licensing clients, witnesses and victims, medical staff, qualified experts, investigators, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, and others in order to effectively prosecute complex and sophisticated cases including child maltreatment and elder abuse. As such, Attorneys develop expertise in the application of evidentiary rules, hearsay exception statutes, and other trial-related theory. Attorneys must also be adept at facilitating settlements and negotiating stipulations where appropriate.

The Legal Division’s offices provide a dynamic and collegial environment in which its attorneys enjoy the satisfaction of public service and the rewards of conducting important work. Its attorneys should be self-motivated, possess strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities. Opportunities for advancement exist as Attorneys may compete for promotion to the Attorney III rank or seek management opportunities within the Legal Division. Travel may be required for hearings and to meet with clients and/or witnesses as needed. The Attorney position is eligible for a regular remote-centered telework schedule. Telework may be allowable based on operational needs for employees who can perform their essential functions remotely and/or whose duties are conducive to teleworking per the CDSS Telework Program Guidelines. The incumbent will need to report to the Monterey park office location when in the office.

The state offers comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, long-term care and disability insurance, as well as paid leave. Please see the Benefits section below for more details.

Click here to view all the attractive benefits available to state employees!

Need help understanding the examination and hiring process? Do you have a question about CDSS? We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us at Please include the job classification and job control number in the subject line.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Special Requirements Applicants must submit a standard state job application (STD. 678). In addition to the STD. 678, a Cover Letter and Resume are required and must be included. Application packages submitted without eligibility information, Cover Letter and Resume will not be considered. All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of eligibility on Page 1 (Explanations Section) of the STD. 678.

Applicants must be current members of the California State Bar. Selected candidate will be subject to a criminal record background check clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hiring is subject to state civil service Super SROA/Surplus policies and procedures.

This position is subject to fingerprinting clearance by the Department of Justice.

You are required to complete employment history on the application form (STD 678). You may be disqualified from the hiring and selection process if the employment history is not complete. Resumes will not take the place of employment history.

If you are meeting minimum qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts for verification. If selected, you may be required to provide official transcripts at the time of hire.

Training and Development assignments may be considered based on the availability of eligible candidates and are subject to approval by the Hiring Authority prior to appointment. Training and Development assignments are temporary in nature and shall not exceed twenty-four (24) months.

Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview, but they must provide proof of residence in California prior to being eligible for appointment.

Application Instructions Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 2/12/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Social Services

Attn: Classification & Pay Unit

P.O.Box 944243

Sacramento , CA 94244-2430

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Social Services

Classification & Pay Unit

744 P Street, MS 8-15-58

Sacramento , CA 95814

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Cover Letter

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Equal Opportunity Employer The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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